Scaffolding Basingstoke

Basingstoke Scaffolders and Scaffold Hire Services

Scaffolding Basingstoke Hampshire: If you have some significant works being done on your home or business in Basingstoke, for instance having the chimney stack rebuilt, updating the double glazing, repointing the brickwork or re-felting your roof, there's a fair chance you're going to require some scaffolding, to help with making the area safe and secure for both yourself and the workmen who are carrying out the job. To obtain an estimate and to get the scaffolding erected in a safe way you will need to find a trustworthy Basingstoke scaffolding contractor. This isn't a task for rogue traders and cowboys, so never cut corners on the price and make certain you use an established and recognised scaffolder, endorsed by someone you know.

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Scaffolding - A Brief Guide: A strategy for providing builders with a solid but temporary platform for engaging in required work upon houses and other buildings, scaffolding is usually made from steel tubes and fixtures that are bolted together and boarded with wooden planks. Protecting the occupiers and pedestrians from potential hazards like falling dust and debris is additionally a key purpose of scaffolding, helping make the encircling environment safer. Depending on what sort of project is being carried out, Health and Safety rules may demand a risk assessment to ascertain if scaffolding is essential.

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A scaffold is built using many different fittings that will usually include: standards, ladder clamps, board clamps, limpet clamps, midrails, base plates, scaffold boards, ledgers, diagonal braces, couplers, sole boards, sills, guard rails, ladders, spade ends, facade braces, toeboards, right angle clamps, putlogs and swivel clamps.

To confuse the situation even further, there are rolling scaffolds, tower scaffolds, cantilever scaffolds, single scaffolding (bricklayers scaffolding), shoring scaffolds, suspended scaffolding, confined space scaffolds, trestle scaffolds, tube and fitting scaffolds, patented scaffolding and double scaffolds (masons scaffolding), every sort serving its own particular objective. The more likely sort that you'd use on your house in Basingstoke, is the single (sometimes known as bricklayer's) scaffold. However, any of the above styles could be necessary if it is a business premises that is having work done to it.

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When you need scaffolding in Basingstoke, you have to search for a proficient scaffolding contractor, who is approved by the local council. You must get permission from the local council if your scaffolding is likely to intrude onto a public highway or pavement and it'll need to have safety checks prior to being used, routinely every seven days, after alterations and modifications and after gales. Permits such as this are needed for stagings, access towers, pedestrian barriers, scaffolding, hoardings and additionally for siting waste skips or contractors plant. Any scaffold that is put up on a public highway must be fitted with safety lighting. The European Standard, BS EN 12811-1 is the legislation that scaffolding in Britain has to abide by.

When you're in need of scaffolders in Basingstoke, you will probably be familiar with several firms in the area. It's often hard to miss the massive, impactful advertising boards which they prominently display on scaffolds all around the area. Having such local businesses on your short list will provide you with some choices. To add to your list you could post a request form to Bark, who'll save you loads of time and stress by getting in contact with local scaffolding companies for you. You should then have an adequate number of potential scaffolders in order to make an informed choice for your building project.

Scaffold Tower Hire Basingstoke, Hampshire

Scaffold Tower Hire Basingstoke - If your project is a modest one, and you just need to hire a scaffold tower in Basingstoke, your options might be somewhat wider. You should be able to hire a scaffolding tower from tool hire companies, building merchants and in some cases scaffolding companies might be willing to hire you one. Jewson, Hire Station, HSS, Travis and Perkins and other tool hire businesses in your area will be ideal locations to start your search for a suitable scaffold tower.

Tower scaffolds are typically constructed with aluminium so that they're lightweight and easily transported and shifted on site. They are commonly for hire in various sizes and designs. Among the more common types are span access platforms, tower bridging decks, double width alloy towers, single width alloy towers, single man towers, non-conductive (fibreglass) towers, stairway access towers, microfold towers, cantilever towers, guard rail scaffold towers, podium steps, folding indoor towers, folding low level platforms and similar bespoke towers. If you have lots of work to carry out on your property, you may even give consideration to buying a basic scaffold tower, as they're moderately priced and may work out more affordable than frequently hiring one.

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Obviously, it's not just in and around Basingstoke itself where you can enjoy scaffolding services but also in South View, Cliddesden, Oakridge Village, Ramsdell, Newnham, Hatch, Wootton St Lawrence, Houndmills, Kempshott, East Oakley, Chineham, Hatch Warren, Lychpit, Old Basing, Worting, and other Hampshire towns and villages.

The Major Parts of a Scaffold

  • Midrails
  • Putlogs
  • Guard Rails
  • Ledgers
  • Standards
  • Scaffold Boards
  • Diagonal Braces
  • Toeboards
  • Base Plates
  • Base Jack

Scaffold Boards Basingstoke

Pretty much everyone recognises scaffold boards and will have seen them frequently on construction sites and projects around Basingstoke. A good number of householders in Basingstoke may also have scaffold boards located somewhere in their home or garden, for diverse purposes. Scaffold boards are widely thought of as durable and strong and often employed between ladders for decorating, for bridging muddy lawns, for use in the garden, and hundreds of other possible uses. Whilst acknowledging that this happens, we are certainly not advocating such uses here!

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However, the use for which scaffold boards in Basingstoke are intended is to develop a secure platform for workers on scaffolding. Installed horizontally along scaffold lifts, these boards must be given support at evenly spaced intervals which will be determined by a number of variables, but especially by the quality or grade of the scaffold boards which are being employed.

Traditionally 38mm thick and 225mm wide, scaffold boards in the UK usually come in lengths ranging from 5 feet (1.5m) to 13 feet (3.9m). The wooden scaffold boards are easily identified since they've got a metal band on each end, to stop them from splitting and strengthen the weaker end grain of the board. There are different sorts of scaffold boards and they're not all constructed from wood.

The Different Types & Grades of Scaffold Boards

Grade "A" Scaffold Boards - Scaffolders throughout the British Isles have for several decades regarded grade "A" scaffold boards to be the default board type, and used them as standard. The fact of the matter is, that grade "A" scaffold boards are not up to British Standards requirements, and although they seldom break and cause an issue, they should not be the favoured choice for use on a construction project.

BSI Standard Scaffold Boards - Satisfying the British Standards (BS 2482:2009), this type of scaffold board is the recommended grading for use on construction sites in Basingstoke. They can be identified by the marks on the metal end band, which should also mention whether they've been graded visually (V) or by machine (M). They must be supported at 1.2m (3.9 feet) intervals so as to satisfy these recommendations.

Plastic Scaffold Boards - Scaffolding contractors in Basingstoke also choose to use plastic scaffold boards which have a longer service life, are more resistant to water and rot and are anti-slip.

Galvanised Metal Scaffold Boards - Compliant with British Standards specifications (BS EN 12811), steel scaffold boards are fire retardant and are strong and extremely durable.

Flame Retardant Scaffold Boards - If there's a need for timber scaffold boards which are fire or flame retardant to Class C of BS EN 13501-1 (British Standards), these are available.

Work at Height Regulations

Scaffolding which is put up on construction sites in Basingstoke (or anywhere in Britain) must adhere to the Work at Height Regulations which passed into law in 2005. In the United Kingdom there were a reported 46 deaths and 3350 serious injuries attributed to falls from height in the year 2005/2006. Any working activity or workplace where there's the risk of falling a distance sufficient to cause injury is included in the Work at Height Regulations 2005, there are also stipulations to manage the possibility of falling debris and objects wounding passers-by, bystanders and those working on the ground. It's the "duty-holder's" responsibility to make sure that all scaffolding is erected safely and securely and that the work site is a safe as possible for both workers and the public.

Scaffolders Basingstoke, Hampshire

Local Basingstoke scaffolders will be ready to help with scaffolding designs, stairwell access towers, scaffolding quotes, scaffolding for sale, single scaffolds, scaffold towers, system scaffolding, access scaffolds, mobile scaffolding, rolling scaffolds, construction scaffolding, suspended scaffolds, scaffolding solutions, scaffolding for re-roofing projects, scaffolding companies, H-frame scaffolding, scaffolding for extensions, module scaffolds, scaffolding contractors, cheap scaffolding, scaffold sheeting, trestle scaffolding, passenger and goods hoists, cantilever scaffolding, aluminium scaffolding, scaffolding for loft conversions, confined space scaffolds, affordable scaffolding and similar scaffolding services.


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Scaffolding Around Basingstoke

Scaffolding has recently been erected in the following Basingstoke places: Sylvaner Court, Antrim Close, Stravinsky Road, The Green, Bartok Close, Barn Lane, Alliston Way, Bournefield, Bible Fields, Cordale Road, The Barns, Tobago Close, Shelley Close, Broadhurst Grove, Bodmin Close, Tamarisk Close, Bunting Mews, Aylings Close, Stockbridge Road, St Gabriels Lea, St Josephs Crescent, Brampton Gardens, Darent Court, Turnpike Way, Berkeley Drive, Copse Field, Cold Harbour, Doswell Way, Damsel Path, Clover Leaf Way, and in these postcodes: RG21 3DD, RG21 3LR, RG21 3EW, RG21 3DS, RG21 3BP, RG21 3ZQ, RG21 3DP, RG21 3JG, RG21 3HD, RG21 3AN.

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